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North Anston: Generous donations to support Karl Harris’ children close to £10k

Karl Harris
David Collister - photocycles.co

Karl Harris David Collister - photocycles.co

Hundreds of people have donated more than £9,000 to support the family of North Anston bike racer Karl Harris following his death in the Isle of Man TT race earlier this month.

So far 475 people have pledged £9,647.50 to the Karl Harris Memorial page which will help provide funds for his two young children - Carl, nine, and Ella Mae, five.

The three-time British Supersport champion, 34, died following a crash on the second lap of the Superstock Race at the Isle of Man event on 3rd June.

The online account, which was set-up by his family after his death, said: “Its with great sadness that our son and brother passed away this week after being taken at the Isle of Man TT.”

“We have received many messages of support and are grateful that Karl was loved and supported by so many people.”

“His talent, courage and passion for motorsport was something that was a joy to watch for us all.”

“For many of you Karl was an athlete but he also has two beautiful children called Carl (Junior) who is seven and Ella Mae who is five years old.”

“For their dad to be taken at such a young age means we would like to financially secure their future, when they will need some help to get started in their own lives, when they are old enough to do so.”

“This is an incredibly difficult time for us all but for anyone who knew or enjoyed watching Karl’s achievements we would appreciate any gesture you could make to help us provide some security for the future of Carl and Ella.”

Donation to the campaign ranged from £10 to £300 to even a donation of £500 and people can continue to give money until 9th July.

Tributes have also been paid as friends and supporters left messages on the page.

Thomas Hemingbrough wrote: “More than happy to support Karls children. Having followed his career I was devastated to hear the news having not made it over to the TT myself this year. A truly sad loss and I hope many more of his fans donate. RIP Karl.”

Zoe Tague also said: “Sent my donation god bless karl RIP will always have the memories.”

 

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